Meaning of FROM in English


[from] prep [ME, fr. OE from, fram; akin to OHG fram, adv., forth, away, OE faran to go--more at fare] (bef. 12c) 1--used as a function word to indicate a starting point of a physical movement or a starting point in measuring or reckoning or in a statement of limits "came here ~ the city" "a week ~ today" "cost ~ $5 to $10" 2--used as a function word to indicate physical separation or an act or condition of removal, abstention, exclusion, release, subtraction, or differentiation "protection ~ the sun" "relief ~ anxiety" 3--used as a function word to indicate the source, cause, agent, or basis "we conclude ~ this" "a call ~ my lawyer" "inherited a love of music ~ his father" "worked hard ~ necessity"

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